New Guidelines for the INGOs to Work with NDMA / PDMAs In COVID 19 Crises
While acknowledging the important role of the INGOs in emergency response across the globe and in Pakistan, it has been decided to adopt a Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for already registered INGOs (list of INGOs), who want to operate and facilitate authorities in Pakistan, during the COVID-19 crisis in the country. Government of Pakistan has, therefore, decided to issue the NOC for their projects relating to COVID19 emergency immediately, subject to compliance with the following guidelines:
  • No prior NOC will be required by the INGOs, working for COVID-19 emergency response, in collaboration with NDMA / PDMAs. However, the INGOs must submit four (04) sets of the Plan of Action with explicit mention of the funding sources and areas of operations (districts / tehsils) in Pakistan.
  • Only those INGOs, which have signed a MoU with the Government of Pakistan (list of INGOs) are allowed to work as per this SOP.
  • A project completion report, duly verified by NDMA / PDMAs must be submitted by the INGO, within 15 days of the completion of the project.
  • INGOs are allowed to operate only is eight (08) areas of work, duly approved by the government for the INGO sector in Pakistan. No new area of work is allowed to any INGO for this COVID-19 emergency response.
  • The condition of obtaining a prior NOC for the project is exempted for COVID19 relief work, in collaboration of NDMA / PDMAs for a period of six (06) months.
News Flash
  • Ministry of Interior has decided to renew MoUs with all the registered INGOs at one time period of the year. It is informed that deadline for year 2020 for all the INGOs to apply for renewal of their MoU is 31st January, 2020, irrespective of the date of expiry.
    No request for renewal of the MoU will be entertained after 31-01-2020, and the INGO concerned will be responsible for not renewal of the MoU because of not following the deadline. The deadline to apply for renewal of the MoU will be same each year (i.e. 31st January). INGOs should not wait for any notice from Ministry of Interior.
Important Notices
  • The Government of Pakistan accords importance to the role and contribution of INGOs in support of its socio economic policies and programs. In 2015, the Government of Pakistan put togather a policy framework to streamline and facilitate the work of INGOs in the country. As part of this framework, all INGOs present in Pakistan or desirous of operating in Pakistan are required to register themselves with the Ministry of Interior by signing MoU.
  • Attention all INGOs! You must register with the Ministry of Interior within 10 days or your will be stopped from operating in Pakistan.
  • All INGOs are hereby directed to have their annual financial audits done from any one of the approved audit firms of Category (A) & (B) available on the official website of the State Bank of Pakistan. The cost of audit shall be borne by the respective INGO.
List of INGO Applications received
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List of Approved INGOs
List of INGOs who signed MOUs with MOI